Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon

Ingredients

  • 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated fresh fettuccine
  • 2 slices applewood-smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2/3 cup (about 2 1/2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
  2. While pasta cooks, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings. Add garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Sprinkle flour over garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly; cook 2 minutes or until bubbly and slightly thick, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Gradually add cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in salt and reserved 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Add hot pasta to pan; toss well to combine. Sprinkle with bacon, parsley, and pepper.
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Air-Fryer “Fried” Chicken Thighs

Ingredients

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Frank’s RedHot
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound total), trimmed½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Combine buttermilk, hot sauce and garlic in a medium nonreactive bowl. Add chicken thighs. Cover and marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Combine flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Add eggs to another shallow dish and breadcrumbs to a third shallow dish.
  3. Working one at a time, remove the chicken thighs from the marinade. Coat with the flour mixture, then the egg. Finally, coat both sides with breadcrumbs. Coat both sides of the chicken with cooking spray.
  4. Lightly coat the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Place the chicken thighs in a single layer in the basket. (Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook in batches.)
  5. Cook the chicken at 400°F until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the chicken registers 165°F, turning the thighs over halfway through, about 16 minutes. (If cooking in batches, cooking time for the second batch may be shorter.)

Pomegranate Margaritas

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (optional)
  • 1 cup white tequila, chilled
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice, chilled
  • ½ cup lime juice, plus, 1 lime wedge
  • ¼ cup Triple Sec
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup (see Tip)
  • Ice cubes
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish
  • Lime slices for garnish

Directions

  1. Sprinkle lime zest on a small plate and combine with salt (if using).
  2. Combine tequila, pomegranate juice, lime juice, Triple Sec and simple syrup in a pitcher.
  3. Rub the rims of 6 glasses with the lime wedge and dip in the zest (or zest-salt mixture). Fill the glasses with ice and top with about ½ cup margarita mixture each. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and lime, if desired.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 1 can (18.5 oz) Progresso™ Traditional Chicken and Cheese Enchilada Soup
  • 1 can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ hot or mild enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz)
  • 10 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 medium green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together soup and enchilada sauce. Spread 1 cup soup mixture in ungreased 11×7-inch baking dish.
  2. In large bowl, mix 1 cup soup mixture with chicken and 1 cup of the cheese; reserve remaining soup mixture. On microwavable plate, stack tortillas and cover with paper towel; heat on High 1 minute to soften. Place 1/4 cup chicken mixture along middle of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam sides down in baking dish with sauce.
  3. Pour remaining soup mixture over enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Sprinkle green onions on top. Bake about 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly around edges.

Southwestern Ranch Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup spicy ranch or regular ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips, if desired

Directions

  1. Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding corn during last 2 minutes of cooking.
  2. Drain pasta and corn; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.
  3. In medium bowl, stir together seasoning mix, dressing and lime juice. Stir in pasta with corn and remaining ingredients except tortilla chips. Serve salad with tortilla chips. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh or Cascadian Farm® organic frozen blueberries (thawed and drained)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom only of 8- or 9-inch loaf pan.
  2. In large bowl, mix brown sugar, milk, oil and eggs with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except blueberries; beat 30 seconds. Fold in blueberries. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with additional oats if desired.
  3. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaf from pan; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

Ingredients

Cake
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded peeled tart apples (2 medium)
Toppings
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, apple cider, 1/2 cup melted butter, the eggs, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and the nutmeg with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in apples. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Let stand 20 minutes; run metal spatula around outer and inside edges of pan to loosen cake. Remove from pan to cooling rack; place cooling rack over waxed paper.
  4. Brush top and sides of cake with 3 tablespoons melted butter. In small bowl, mix sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon until blended. Press 2 tablespoons cinnamon mixture up side and top of cake with hand. Let stand 20 minutes. Repeat with remaining cinnamon mixture. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. Store loosely covered.